Saturday, January 30, 2010

Feeling carried

Sometimes I feel that the Lord is carrying me. Actually....all the time. He has blessed us in so

many ways that I just don't have enough fingers and toes to count the blessings on.

example, he helped us modify our house loan, a bill for $1,000 was just dropped and the

company wrote it off, our dental credit card percentage was dropped 20%...amazing. Our

daughter, Maria, posts our business on Craig's list and we are starting to get a lot more work

because of it! Joseph, our son in law is working for us and doing a great job with bids and we

are starting to see the fruit of his labor. Richard, my brother, is in the middle of creating a new

website for our business and is quite the master mind when it comes to computers. I could just

go on and on and on. I hope that everyone can experience the love and support in their lives

just as I feel love and support from my dear husband, family, friends, and especially the Lord.

God is my best friend and I love Him with all of my heart.

He has made my burdens light and continues to warm my heart and fill my

life with joy!

I'm happy and find so much joy in teaching my grandchildren piano and singing

lessons. They are just so cute and delightful to be around. I think they actually help me to heal

in many ways. Just being around them makes my heart smile!

On a lighter note, last night I dyed my hair a dark brown.

It's been a year since I put any color on it and my doctor said I shouldn't use any chemicals on

my hair but that I could use henna from the health food store. I was skeptical at first

because my sister said that it made her hair turn red. So, I heard that if you add coffee to the

dry henna in the preparation stage instead of water that it helps to eliminate the redness. So,

Larry and I went to MacDonald's and bought coffee. It was so embarrassing. I made sure that

the lady at the window knew what it was for. I stayed up late last night following the

directions exactly. It has to be on the hair for 3 hours. So by 1:30 or 2 pm I had finished. It

was a job...but it turned out! Yea! Hope it lasts a while. I was getting tired of the mousy

grayish brown color. It makes me feel even better to have my hair darker again. Also,

I got a pair of glasses so now I can see better. I'm just feeling like a new person!

Also, I had an appointment with my oncologist, Dr.Kellogg, a couple of days ago and he said

that he also feels that I am in partial remission just as the other doctors had stated.

He said to keep doing what Dr. Burzynski prescribes....because it is working.

He is amazed at the progress and probably quite surprised as well!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Raining blessings from heaven

This week it has rained almost every day....almost continually at times. Just like the rain has

fallen down, money has also been pouring down to help me with my medicine. Last Sunday, a

member of our bishopric came to our home. He gave us an envelope with a note inside that

said, "please give this to Margaret Manning." Inside was $1000 to use towards my

pills. Then each day, others have contributed. A family member brought over $500 this week.

It just made me cry because I knew they needed it. My grandson several times gave me money

that he had earned. Once it was about $4, another time a penny, another time $5.04. A dear

friend sent a lovely note and donated $10. She is so sweet and such an example to me. A grand

daughter brought over money and quietly put it into my pill bank. Grandpa caught her. I am

soooo blessed and Heavenly Father surely hears and is answering our prayers in my behalf. My

prayer is that every one that helps me in any way will be blessed a hundred fold.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Home from Burzynski Clinic

Yesterday we returned home from the Burzynski Clinic in Houston Texas. We had a good trip

and found great results with my health. My daughter Maria and her 5 year old son, Tate, and I

flew out together and stayed at the CandleWood Hotel. Tate was so fun to have along and was

very well behaved. Because of his eagerness to learn and exciting personality, he delighted

everyone we met and added much to our trip. Maria was very helpful as usual and drove the

freeways like a pro. She helped in many ways and was great company.

We met with my 3 doctors in a large consultation room on the 2nd floor. Dr. Burzynski, Dr.

Kubove, and Dr. Weaver were all there together to discuss my health. Basically, my gene

marker test is normal and my Pet/Ct scan results were very good. The skull base and neck is

normal. The chest is continuing to improve. I have one node that is on the right chest area that

is slightly larger than normal but smaller that the last pet scan findings. The abdomen is clear,

the pelvis is as well. Dr. Burzynski said that I am in partial remission. I am 95% better but

must stay on the medications until at least my next 3 month visit. They want to make sure that

the cancer completely leaves and doesn't come back.

Next, we met with the radiologist and he compared several of my ct/pet scans.

It's amazing to see the difference. My body was covered with enlarged active

cancerous glands back in March of 2009, and now 10 months later, I am almost completely

well. What a miracle. Dr. Kline, the radiologist said that about 45%-50% of the patients get all

the way better. I am part of that percentage. Also, my gene marker test came back normal.

Yeah! So, I am doing really good. The Burzynski Clinic is one of my favorite places to be. It is

booming with activity, as they are very busy. People fly in from all over the world and are

getting great results. Most of these people are those that have not been given any hope from

traditional medicine and are given up to die. The feeling in the clinic is one of great hope and

love and the staff is happy, upbeat and very energetic. They are some of the most

knowledgeable doctors and nurses that I have met. So, I enjoyed my visit very much and am

very happy with my progress. I will be staying on the same medicine until told otherwise,

and will continue to follow what the doctor tells me to do. Life is wonderful. God is working a

miracle and I have a big smile on my face!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Recent health update

I am feeling pretty good and am well over the laryngitis and "flu or near walking pneumonia."

I'm so glad! Last week was my 4th Ct/Pet Scan and next week is the trip to Houston, Texas to

see Dr. Burzynski. I'm really looking forward to finding out how my gene marker test was as

well as the Ct/Pet Scan. Just wondering if the medicine will change or what he will say. I'm so

glad that my daughter, Maria is going to go with me as well as her son Tate. He was been

saving money for me all along and it will be a blessing to have him with us. For some reason,

he makes me feel better just to be around him. Maria is wonderful and will be a great help as

usual. Today, I saw my endocrinologist who recently ran some more thyroid tests. I was

officially diagnosed with hypothyroidism (Low thyroid) and will be starting on the medicine in

the morning. So, I should be feeling better in many ways. Hypothyroidism runs in the family,

as I have 2 sisters with it and many other family members as well. I have had many of the

symptoms for some time now but have put it on the back burner since cancer took preference.

I will write more next week and give a thorough update.